Curtis Bernhardt

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Curtis Bernhardt (Kurt Bernhardt) (15 April 1899 – 22 February 1981) was a German film director born in Worms, Germany. Some of his American films were called "woman's films" including the Joan Crawford film Possessed (1947). Bernhardt trained as an actor in Germany, and performed on the stage, before starting as a film director in 1926. Other films include A Stolen Life (1946) starring Bette Davis and Sirocco (1951) starringHumphrey Bogart. Bernhardt directed films in France and England before moving on to Hollywood to work for Warner Brothers in 1940. Bernhardt produced and directed his last Hollywood picture Kisses for My President (1964) about the nation's first female Chief Executive starring Polly Bergen and Fred MacMurray. Description above from the Wikipedia article Curtis Bernhardt, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Stolen Life (1946)

A twin takes her deceased sister's place as wife of the man they both love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Glenn Ford  •  Dane Clark  •  Walter Brennan

A twin takes her deceased sister's place as wife of the man they both love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Glenn Ford  •  Dane Clark  •  Walter Brennan

Conflict (1945)

Filmed some 18 months before its release, Conflict is one of two melodramas in which Humphrey Bogart self-consciously portrayed a wife murderer (the other was The Two Mrs. Carrolls). Bogie plays unhappily married Richard Mason, who concocts a meticulous scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Alexis Smith  •  Sydney Greenstreet  •  Rose Hobart

Filmed some 18 months before its release, Conflict is one of two melodramas in which Humphrey Bogart self-consciously portrayed a wife murderer (the other was The Two Mrs. Carrolls). Bogie plays unhappily married Richard Mason, who concocts a meticulous scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Alexis Smith  •  Sydney Greenstreet  •  Rose Hobart

High Wall (1947)

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Steven Kenet, suffering from a recurring brain injury, appears to have strangled his wife. Having confessed, he's committed to an understaffed county asylum full of pathetic inmates. There, Dr. Ann Lorrison is initially skeptical about Kenet's story and reluctance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Audrey Totter  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Dorothy Patrick

Steven Kenet, suffering from a recurring brain injury, appears to have strangled his wife. Having confessed, he's committed to an understaffed county asylum full of pathetic inmates. There, Dr. Ann Lorrison is initially skeptical about Kenet's story and reluctance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Audrey Totter  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Dorothy Patrick

My Reputation (1946)

Tongues begin to wag when a lonely widow becomes romantically involved with a military man. Problems arise when the gossip is filtered down to her own children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Warner Anderson  •  Lucile Watson

Tongues begin to wag when a lonely widow becomes romantically involved with a military man. Problems arise when the gossip is filtered down to her own children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Warner Anderson  •  Lucile Watson

Possessed (1947)

After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Van Heflin  •  Raymond Massey  •  Geraldine Brooks

After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Van Heflin  •  Raymond Massey  •  Geraldine Brooks

Sirocco (1951)

A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Märta Torén  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Everett Sloane

A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Märta Torén  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Everett Sloane

The Blue Veil (1951)

A World War I widow loses her only child and spends the rest of her life as a children's nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charles Laughton  •  Joan Blondell  •  Richard Carlson

A World War I widow loses her only child and spends the rest of her life as a children's nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charles Laughton  •  Joan Blondell  •  Richard Carlson

Interrupted Melody (1955)

Interrupted Melody is the inspirational filmed biography of world-renowned Australian soprano Marjorie Lawrence. She’s a foremost Wagnerian, equal to the vocal and physical demands of the composer’s oeuvre. And she’s a beacon of triumph to anyone who fights back ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Roger Moore  •  Cecil Kellaway

Interrupted Melody is the inspirational filmed biography of world-renowned Australian soprano Marjorie Lawrence. She’s a foremost Wagnerian, equal to the vocal and physical demands of the composer’s oeuvre. And she’s a beacon of triumph to anyone who fights back ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Roger Moore  •  Cecil Kellaway

My Love Came Back (1940)

Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can escort Amelia to every musical event in the city. The trouble begins when he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Olivia de Havilland  •  Jeffrey Lynn  •  Eddie Albert  •  Jane Wyman

Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can escort Amelia to every musical event in the city. The trouble begins when he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Olivia de Havilland  •  Jeffrey Lynn  •  Eddie Albert  •  Jane Wyman

The Beloved Vagabond (1936)

Flying from one charming lady---eluding another---and almost losing both!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Betty Stockfeld  •  Margaret Lockwood  •  Desmond Tester

Flying from one charming lady---eluding another---and almost losing both!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Betty Stockfeld  •  Margaret Lockwood  •  Desmond Tester

The Last Company (1930)

13 German soldiers have to fight off a French regiment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Conrad Veidt  •  Karin Evans  •  Heinrich Gretler  •  Paul Henckels

13 German soldiers have to fight off a French regiment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Conrad Veidt  •  Karin Evans  •  Heinrich Gretler  •  Paul Henckels

Le vagabond bien-aimé (1936)

Gaston, an artist in love with an upper class English girl, accepts to stay away from her when a wealthy rival offers to pay her father's heavy debt. Broken-hearted, he leaves for France with his young servant. They join a young girl as popular musicians and tour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Betty Stockfeld  •  Hélène Robert  •  Serge Grave

Gaston, an artist in love with an upper class English girl, accepts to stay away from her when a wealthy rival offers to pay her father's heavy debt. Broken-hearted, he leaves for France with his young servant. They join a young girl as popular musicians and tour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Betty Stockfeld  •  Hélène Robert  •  Serge Grave

Damon and Pythias (1962)

Damon is a thief who begins to question his beliefs after he meets Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Guy Williams  •  Don Burnett  •  Ilaria Occhini  •  Liana Orfei

Damon is a thief who begins to question his beliefs after he meets Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Guy Williams  •  Don Burnett  •  Ilaria Occhini  •  Liana Orfei

Lady with Red Hair (1940)

An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Miriam Hopkins  •  Claude Rains  •  Richard Ainley  •  Laura Hope Crews

An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Miriam Hopkins  •  Claude Rains  •  Richard Ainley  •  Laura Hope Crews

L'Homme qui Assassina (1931)

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DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Jean Tarride
CAST:  Jean Angelo  •  Marie Bell  •  Gabriel Gabrio  •  Max Maxudian

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DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Jean Tarride
CAST:  Jean Angelo  •  Marie Bell  •  Gabriel Gabrio  •  Max Maxudian

The Man Who Committed the Murder (1931)

The story is about Conrad Veidt as military attache in Turkey where he learns to know an English consul (Heinrich George) and his attractive wife who is treated badly. They begin an affair and soon the husband proves to be an obstacle that has to be disposed of.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Conrad Veidt  •  Heinrich George  •  Trude von Molo  •  Friedrich Kayssler

The story is about Conrad Veidt as military attache in Turkey where he learns to know an English consul (Heinrich George) and his attractive wife who is treated badly. They begin an affair and soon the husband proves to be an obstacle that has to be disposed of.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Conrad Veidt  •  Heinrich George  •  Trude von Molo  •  Friedrich Kayssler

Juke Girl (1942)

During the depths of the Great Depression a hitch-hiker Steve Talbot and jukebox-joint hostess Lola Mears stumble into Cat-Tail Florida where farmers and pickers struggle under the buyer who rules by monopoly, dirty contracts and violence. Steve helps organize ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Ann Sheridan  •  Ronald Reagan  •  Richard Whorf  •  George Tobias

During the depths of the Great Depression a hitch-hiker Steve Talbot and jukebox-joint hostess Lola Mears stumble into Cat-Tail Florida where farmers and pickers struggle under the buyer who rules by monopoly, dirty contracts and violence. Steve helps organize ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Ann Sheridan  •  Ronald Reagan  •  Richard Whorf  •  George Tobias

The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of his grown children. The daughter, Fabienne, runs away from home, and Michael, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Charles Coburn  •  Gloria DeHaven  •  Janet Leigh

Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of his grown children. The daughter, Fabienne, runs away from home, and Michael, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Charles Coburn  •  Gloria DeHaven  •  Janet Leigh

Schinderhannes (1928)

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DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Hans Stüwe  •  Lissy Arna  •  Albert Steinrück  •  Frida Richard

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DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Hans Stüwe  •  Lissy Arna  •  Albert Steinrück  •  Frida Richard

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DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Maria Paudler  •  Albert Steinrück  •  Fritz Odemar  •  Heinrich George
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